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How Do You Celebrate Rosh Hashanah?

Tell us how you celebrate the Jewish New Year in the comments!

Does your family have any special traditions for celebrating Rosh Hashanah? Whether it's with an old family recipe, with an ecclectic group of relatives or some other creative way, we'd love to hear about it! Tell us in the comments how you make yours special. 

L'Shana Tovah!

Robin Boutin - Rottman September 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Rosh Hashana, the beginning of a new year, is a high holiday in the Jewish religion. A time of celebration as well as self evaluation. A new year is certainly worth celebrating. Our family has done many fun things to celebrate Rosh Hashana. We have gone to synagogue for services & dipped apples into honey to symbolically bring in a sweet new year, challah as well. We discuss at the dinner table what has happened in the last year & what we what to experience in the coming year. It is also connected with the harvest, so it is pretty common to see lots of fresh fruits & vegetables as part of the dinner/dessert. The period between Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur is a time of introspection; a time to think about who we have been and who we want to be, how we can become better. It is traditional to ask others to forgive you for wrongs you have done & to also forgive others for the same; kind of like a spiritual cleansing. Some will throw bread into water of some sort as if to let go of the past and start anew. We have done this as a family; even at weekend stays at soccer tournaments. My family enjoys a nice brisket with boiled potatoes, carrots and onions, a nice mixed salad of fresh vegetables, some raisin challah, no doubt apples and honey as well as something yummy and chocolate for dessert. L' shana Tovah. May you be inscribed in the book of life. This means, may G-d judge you as worthy. Happy New Year!

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